Arrested ISIS agent wanted to recruit women from Rajasthan

Initial reports suggest that the arrested ISIs agent wanted to create a women squad of fighters in Rajasthan.

Arrested ISIS agent wanted to recruit women from Rajasthan
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Jaipur: A day after the arrest of an ISIS recruiting agent from Jaipur, who was working as a manager IOC official,  initial reports suggest that he wanted to create a women  squad of fighters in the Rajasthan.

Quoting Alok Tripathi, ADG (ATS/SOG) , Rajasthan Patrika reported that the arrested Mohd Sirazudin was in search of recruits for the deadly terrorist organisation and wanted to create a wing of women fighters in Rajashtan.

A team of Special Operation Group (SOG) and ATS of Rajasthan Police on Thursday arrested Mohd Sirazudin from Jaipur.

“Sirazudin, hailing from Gulbarga in Karnataka,... was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged involvement in (activities of) international terrorist organisation ISIS, supplying official inputs and recruiting organisation members in the country,” Alok Tripathi, Additional DGP (ATS and SOG).

“The accused was also active in flaring up and encouraging Muslim youths for (joining) ISIS activities,”  Tripathi said.

On a complaint, SOG and ATS teams verified antecedents of the accused, and checked his WhatsApp and Facebook accounts.

Objectionable materials were seized from his residence in Jaipur, the ADG said, adding he used to contact youths through social media.

A number of issues of ISIS’ online magazine “Dabik”, pictures, and video were also recovered from him, he said.

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